RAILWAY UNIONS have called for a nationwide indefinite strike from July 11 in support of several long-pending demands, including review of the new pension scheme and Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.
“We will serve strike notices to railways tomorrow for going ahead with our indefinite strike from 6 am, July 11,” said All-India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) general secretary S Gopal Mishra.
Mishra said the strike was inevitable due to the attitude of Central the government over the charter of demands submitted more than six months ago, although they had deferred their strike from April at its instance.
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Railway unions have sought a review of the new pension scheme and 7th Pay Commission recommendations, besides filling up of the large number of vacant posts, among other demands.
The other union, National Federation for Indian Railwaymen, has also supported the call for strike. The Federation’s general secretary, M Raghavaiah, said, “We will serve notices to all zonal general managers of railways tomorrow for going ahead with our strike call on July 11.”